Is The Goal To Achieve or To Succeed?

To me this is the proverbial chicken and egg question, what comes first? What should come first? What is more important? Management gurus will tell you that success is everything and it is quantifiable in currency i.e. profit. Emotional Intelligence Coaches will tell you the exact opposite, the achievement is the true success and not the monetary value, success or failure thereafter is inconsequential because it is the emotional satisfaction and well-being that matters. For those of us on the journey who need both the success and the cash after the achievement, we are left scratching our heads while stuck…

Windows of Hope

Every once in a while I stumble on a wonderful story that restores my faith in humanity. Here is the link to the beautiful account shared by Ann Duncan. Needless to say, I was in tears thereafter. I shared it with my daughter, who is in Bulgaria today, and her remark nailed it: love clearly goes beyond memory. The reason this touched me so much was my personal experience of my parents’ love for one another in their final days. Daddy could no longer speak or write, but he could squeeze Mommy’s hand or caress her belly and tell her…

I Will Always Crave the Sea

Being a curious person, always hungry for new inspirations and challenges, I don’t mind getting into a fix from time to time. Life is too short to be stuck in one place and be weighed down by obligations. I can’t let the tax office, healthcare services, citizenship rules and regulations, cost of real estate, or the insurance companies run my life. No way! They work for me and I will jolly well enjoy life on my terms. Well, this is what I have learned thus far, after being an obedient and submissive resident in whatever country. Enough! There are places…

Good Omens: Well Worth All The Fuss

I just read a brilliant sentence describing the selfie as being a diabolical invention, and absolutely agree! But that is beside the point. I wanted to find out what all all fuss was about surrounding Amazon PrimeĀ“s Good Omens. If the pious Christian groups are to be believed, the devil incarnate has taken over the blasphemous entertainment world, setting Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman loose on the innocent and hapless mankind. Nothing could be further from the truth, considering that the two authors of the book on which the series is based are the most brilliant minds of their respective…

Internet Linguistics

A plethora of words born or invented after the internet have unfortunately become an intrinsic part of our lives. They have made their way into our daily language and I dislike them intensely, beginning with the word welp. What the hell is welp? Who uses it and why? A lot of people on facebook and twitter, I discovered this morning. It may not be in the dictionaries yet, but it is on the Merriam-Webster radar of words to watch. Here’s what they had to say on the matter: “We regret to inform Twitter that welp is a word, even if it’s not…

FrogDiva Digital Changes

It has been a very busy but productive week here at FrogDiva Headquarters. I believe in making the necessary changes when the time is right, no matter how painful or work-intensive they may be, and that moment has come. As I develop all the paths before me, the long-term visions that have emerged will hopefully lead to fruition. So for all the faithful followers of FrogDiva Thoughts, this is what has changed thus far: TravelCat Diva: Champagne Trails – the cats, especially Champagne, now have their own sassy blog. Starting this week, the new entries are written from the feline…

“Have You Googled It?”

Gather around the virtual fireplace children, and let me tell you a story… Once upon a time, many bites ago, in a long-forgotten analog world, humans used to gather around tables or camp fires and have conversations about life, family, school, work and the burdens of the soul. Families had home-cooked meals together, parties were organised through invitations, soirees required pearls, ties and heels, and the grandparents were not dumped in nursing homes. Lurking in the nearby dark forest of Technology lived the beast called Internet. There was a myriad of magnificent myths and legends that surrounded this monster who…